PSR chapter leaders gathered in Tampa, Florida in early February for two days of learning, sharing best practices and planning for 2013. The annual gathering brought together more than 40 leaders ranging from first year medical students to 25 plus-year members. Sessions on fundraising, administrative effectiveness, online outreach and capacity building were featured and running through the sessions was an emphasis on collaborative partnerships. The conference was hosted by PSR/Florida's Lynn Ringenberg and Marybeth Palmigiano Dunn.See photos »
With your help we are working to reduce the threat of nuclear war, educate the public about the dangers of climate change, and demand safe, clean energy. In 2012, members and chapters across the country worked together to make a difference. So many of you helped in so many ways, we made this video for you. See some of the scenes from expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats, member events and media outreach.
Particulate matter air pollution -- ranging from soot to microscopic particles invisible to the human eye -- contributes to the four leading causes of death in the United States. It is particularly dangerous to children, the unborn, and the elderly. The Environmental Protection Agency is considering new rules to reduce particulate pollution. Read in our latest Environmental Health Policy Institute just what the threats to health are, and why PSR is urging EPA to take stronger steps than they are currently considering.Read more »
For the first time in thirty-six years, Congress voted to update our out of date chemical safety laws. In the wake of growing frustration among parents, cancer survivors and health professionals, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted on Senator Frank Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act (S.847).
Thanks to all of you for your tireless efforts in this first major milestone to get the Safe Chemicals Act passed into law.
Help us advocate for change that can prevent future Deepwater Horizon disasters.More on Gulf Oil Spill: Take Action »
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)/Florida works to reduce gun violence by educating our political leaders, our colleagues and the general public concerning the risk of guns in our homes and communities. We advocate for the strongest possible legislative and regulatory approaches to prevent firearm injures and death and to protect public health.More on Gun Violence »
Coal-fired power plants are the leading global warming culprit in the U.S., accounting for more than 30 percent of our nation's carbon dioxide emissions. They also are one of the nation's largest sources of air pollutants that damage cardiovascular and respiratory health and threaten healthy child development.More on Code Black: Coal’s Assault on America’s Health Campaign »
Florida PSR and the Florida League of Conservation Voters, in honor of Earth Day and respect for our Mother, are bringing attention to the dangers of hydraulic fracturing.
An op-ed by PSR Florida's Dr. Lynn Ringenberg and Dr. Ronald Saff.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
An op-ed from six physicians who are members of Physicians for Social Responsibility/Florida.Source: Tallahassee Democrat
Join us in building a healthy environment and promoting sensible security policies. Make a donation to PSR Florida today
Climate change’s threats to human health and life are growing. Will you join our latest effort to roll back climate change?
Many products we buy are seriously toxic – they can disrupt the hormone system, cause cancer, even birth defects. Join us in asking major retailers to remove toxic products from their shelves.
In 2012, we saw members and chapters across the country work together to make a difference. Watch this video to see some of the scenes from our expert tours, testimony, Facebook chats and media outreach. Read more »
The Toolkit is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Read more »